Papua New Guinea Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Papua New Guinea population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Papua New Guinea in 2023 is 22.32 people per square kilometer, a 1.85% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2022 was 21.91 people per square kilometer, a 1.94% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2021 was 21.50 people per square kilometer, a 2.05% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Papua New Guinea in 2020 was 21.06 people per square kilometer, a 2.17% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,168.79
Micronesia 777.60
India 434.60
Philippines 391.12
Sri Lanka 333.69
El Salvador 302.52
Pakistan 302.08
Vietnam 298.46
Nigeria 242.27
Sao Tome and Principe 241.52
Kiribati 164.83
Cabo Verde 148.56
Indonesia 144.79
Ghana 143.05
Egypt 112.55
Moldova 101.50
Kenya 94.94
Honduras 94.18
Cambodia 93.60
Timor-Leste 91.50
Morocco 84.74
Myanmar 80.67
Uzbekistan 78.33
Lesotho 76.76
Tunisia 76.15
Eswatini 69.75
Ukraine 60.88
Cameroon 60.25
Nicaragua 54.05
Georgia 53.49
Djibouti 48.99
Angola 29.43
Vanuatu 27.44
Zambia 27.33
Sudan 25.95
Solomon Islands 25.62
Papua New Guinea 22.32
Bhutan 20.51
Republic of Congo 17.86
Bolivia 11.28
Mauritania 4.72
Mongolia 2.20
Papua New Guinea - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 22.32 1.85%
2022 21.91 1.94%
2021 21.50 2.05%
2020 21.06 2.17%
2019 20.62 2.29%
2018 20.16 2.35%
2017 19.69 2.42%
2016 19.23 2.50%
2015 18.76 2.58%
2014 18.29 2.65%
2013 17.82 2.73%
2012 17.34 2.82%
2011 16.87 2.95%
2010 16.38 3.05%
2009 15.90 3.09%
2008 15.42 3.13%
2007 14.95 3.17%
2006 14.49 3.22%
2005 14.04 3.27%
2004 13.60 3.32%
2003 13.16 3.37%
2002 12.73 3.41%
2001 12.31 3.45%
2000 11.90 3.51%
1999 11.50 3.55%
1998 11.10 3.60%
1997 10.72 3.65%
1996 10.34 3.67%
1995 9.97 3.70%
1994 9.62 3.73%
1993 9.27 3.75%
1992 8.94 3.65%
1991 8.62 3.26%
1990 8.35 2.68%
1989 8.13 2.30%
1988 7.95 2.20%
1987 7.78 2.20%
1986 7.61 2.19%
1985 7.45 2.17%
1984 7.29 2.14%
1983 7.14 2.11%
1982 6.99 2.09%
1981 6.85 2.07%
1980 6.71 2.07%
1979 6.57 2.09%
1978 6.44 2.13%
1977 6.30 2.16%
1976 6.17 2.20%
1975 6.04 2.24%
1974 5.91 2.29%
1973 5.77 2.35%
1972 5.64 2.41%
1971 5.51 2.42%
1970 5.38 2.39%
1969 5.25 2.34%
1968 5.13 2.27%
1967 5.02 2.25%
1966 4.91 2.22%
1965 4.80 2.15%
1964 4.70 2.17%
1963 4.60 2.24%
1962 4.50 2.30%
1961 4.40 2.52%
1960 4.29 2.72%
1959 4.18 2.74%
1958 4.07 2.76%
1957 3.96 2.75%
1956 3.85 2.72%
1955 3.75 2.64%
1954 3.65 2.56%
1953 3.56 2.46%
1952 3.48 2.18%
1951 3.40 2.03%
1950 3.33 0.00%